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The Guardian’s Continuing Obsession with Mordechai Vanunu

Is there really any mystery as to why Vanunu is so admired by the Guardian?
Mordechai Vanunu

Mordechai Vanunu

In 1985 Mordechai Vanunu left his job as a technician at Israel’s nuclear installation in Dimona.  Before leaving, however, he stole several rolls of film about the facility, which he then used to help the U.K. Sunday Times write a story that purported to expose Israel’s nuclear weapons program.

Vanunu was convicted of treason and espionage in 1988 and was released after serving 18 years in prison.  After his release, he exclaimed that he was proud of what he did.

Vanunu is still subject to travel restrictions (and other limitations) as he continues to be considered a serious danger to Israeli security owing to the fact that he holds state secrets that have not yet been published and which he reportedly said he would reveal.  Israeli courts have upheld the legitimacy of the state’s concerns, ruling that Vanunu has not changed his ways and has “repeatedly violated their injunctions” by maintaining ties and contact with the media and other parties.

Naturally, Vanunu is something of a cause celeb at the Guardian, which has published no less than 75 separate pieces (reports and commentary) on the convicted Israeli felon, including an official editorial lauding him, entitled “In Praise of…Mordechai Vanunu.”

The latest Guardian entry is a boilerplate pro-Vanunu letter-to-the-editor entitled “Mordechai Vanunu’s Suffering,” April 19, and is signed by the usual cast of U.K. anti-Zionists, including several Palestine Solidarity Campaign (PSC) “Patrons”: Tony Benn (PSC Patron), Ben Birnberg (War on Want), Julie Christie (PSC Patron), Jeremy Corbyn MP (PSC Patron), Kate Hudson (Stop the War Coalition), Bruce Kent (PSC Patron), and Roger Lloyd-Pack (who played Trigger in BBC’s “Only Fools and Horses”).

In a 2004 interview with Amy Goodman, published at the extremist site CounterPunch, Vanunu accused the Israeli government not only of unjustly imprisoning one man, but of “betraying all of humanity and the world.”

Is there really any mystery as to why Vanunu is so admired by the Guardian?

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About the Author: Adam Levick serves as Managing Editor of CiF Watch, an affiliate of the Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America (CAMERA), and is a member of the Online Antisemitism Working Group for the Global Forum to Combat Antisemitism. Adam made Aliyah from Philadelphia in 2009 and lives with his wife in Modi'in.


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85 Responses to “The Guardian’s Continuing Obsession with Mordechai Vanunu”

  1. HI Jewish Press.com and Adam Levick,
    Vanunu did NOT "steal" anything. Because he was a good worker on the night shift he was CROSStrained in many departments and when he Woke Up that he was NOT working in a textile plant as the sign out front said-but that everyone there were but a cog in Israel's 7-story underground WMD facility.
    THE TRUTH will set US All FREE of ZIONISM!
    GODSPEED on IT,
    little sister xoxe.

  2. PSS: LEARN about AMY GOODMAN's FAILURE to follow up on her 2004 interview which was major testimony in VANUNU's FREEDOM OF SPEECH TRIAL–but good news is this little sister documented it ALL!

    http://wearewideawake.org/

  3. Pamela Brown says:

    Tired excuses aimed at getting people to dismiss the fact that Mordechai Vanunu is still looking for real freedom outside of Israel. He has no new information and is not a threat to the Israeli state. He is, however, a voice who refuses to be silenced by prison or slander. Let him go.

  4. Pedro Gomes says:

    Free Vanunu Mordechai. You have no memory at all.

  5. Israel is an apartheid state. Vanunu is a whistle blower. No government likes a whistle blower. Bradley Manning is an American example who must be punished not as a traitor but because he's an embarrassment to the crooks who want to keep their crimes secret. Let Vanunu go. He's already paid.

  6. Here are potent posters courtesy of US CAMPAIGN TO END the [US] Israeli Occupation/CONQUERING of Palestine:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/36469283@N02/8666190137/sizes/k/in/photostream/

  7. Here are potent posters courtesy of US CAMPAIGN TO END the [US] Israeli Occupation/CONQUERING of Palestine:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/36469283@N02/8666190137/sizes/k/in/photostream/

  8. Here is an excerpt from "30 MINUTES With VANUNU" taped a few weeks after his FREEDOM of SPEECH Trial began in 2006 INVITING all the USA Christians to come and see "The Real Wailing Wall".

    http://www.youtube.com/user/eileenfleming

  9. Here is Vanunu in 2005 telling Bush where he could actually find WMD in the Middle East:

    http://www.youtube.com/user/eileenfleming

  10. "Is there really any mystery as to why Vanunu is so admired by the Guardian?" Because most thinking people admire him?

  11. When the Guardian demands Jonathan Pollard be treated fairly like all other similar cases then I will listen about Vananu.

    But in my opinion, he should have never been released from prison to his present apartment/house arrest in Jerusalem.

    Pollard could never damage the US now, but Vananu still could cause major damage.

  12. When the Guardian demands Jonathan Pollard be treated fairly like all other similar cases then I will listen about Vananu.

    But in my opinion, he should have never been released from prison to his present apartment/house arrest in Jerusalem.

    Pollard could never damage the US now, but Vananu still could cause major damage.

  13. Vanunu has been talking to anyone who will listen to him since 21 April 2004. He has nothing new to say beyond what he said on 4/4/2013: "Apr' 2013,The new interior minister Saar,will decide this month about my Freedom,either end this restridtion and let me leave this country,or he will have to cancel my israel citizenship.Freedom Now 1986-2013"

    On 21 December 2012, Vanunu wrote regarding his 19 month WAIT for Israel to respond to his appeal to revoke his citizenship, "The interior minister answer my letter to him to cancel my Israel citizenship. He wrote, I will be happy to do it, but security people don't recommend it because I can damage Israel image and security…"

    http://www.eileenfleming.org/index.php?option=com_easyblog&view=entry&id=29&Itemid=168

  14. Here is 3-D imagery that used Vanunu's photos that he snapped during a few intense hours in top secret locales within Dimona's 7-story underground WMD that Israeli media utilized and Vanunu uploaded to his YT Channel.
    Before I say good night from USA and good morning to Israel I must add what all the IOF told me when I crossed many checkpoints during my 7 trips to both sides of THE WALL:
    "Have a nice day!"

    DIMONA in 3-D

  15. Tim Read says:

    This is such a peculiar article typical of the right-wing Zionist outlook that puts the alleged "security" of the legally dubious "Jewish state" before any wider moral concern. For one, it appears that Vanu was acting on his own conscience in his exposure of the Israeli war machine – a machine which has, by all respectable standards, committed numerous war crimes and human rights abuses and, on such a score, continues to evade UN and ICC interference in the occupied territories/Gaza, even going as far as to mount unacceptable pressure on the Palestinian Authority to abandon any hope for ICC membership if it wished to have its bid for statehood recognised by Tel Aviv and other world powers. In this sense its downright strange as to why this author believes he and the Israeli legal establishment have the moral high ground, and it is, unfortunately, yet another case of bemusement on the part of the Zionist establishment as to why they encounter so much opposition and condemnation from the world's population.

  16. Tim Read says:

    This is such a peculiar article typical of the right-wing Zionist outlook that puts the alleged "security" of the legally dubious "Jewish state" before any wider moral concern. For one, it appears that Vanu was acting on his own conscience in his exposure of the Israeli war machine – a machine which has, by all respectable standards, committed numerous war crimes and human rights abuses and, on such a score, continues to evade UN and ICC interference in the occupied territories/Gaza, even going as far as to mount unacceptable pressure on the Palestinian Authority to abandon any hope for ICC membership if it wished to have its bid for statehood recognised by Tel Aviv and other world powers. In this sense its downright strange as to why this author believes he and the Israeli legal establishment have the moral high ground, and it is, unfortunately, yet another case of bemusement on the part of the Zionist establishment as to why they encounter so much opposition and condemnation from the world's population.

  17. Boni Hugo says:

    We know why we encounter so much oppostion . YOur posts sayin :recognised by Tel Aviv ,or zionist establishment remind me of Nazer of Egypt theratening us with destruction before 1967 . You sound the same.

  18. Boni Hugo says:

    And you know this because he told you so?

  19. Boni Hugo says:

    He has nothing new to say? and we are to belive a hater like you?

  20. PROVE YOUR SLANDER!
    I have written 4 books and over a thousand articles-IF you can find "hate" in anything I have written I WANT TO SEE IT!
    http://wearewideawake.org/

  21. PROVE YOUR SLANDER!
    I have written 4 books and over a thousand articles-IF you can find "hate" in anything I have written I WANT TO SEE IT!
    http://wearewideawake.org/

  22. Frank Barnaby was the Nuclear Physicist hired by the London SUNDAY TIMES to interview Vanunu just before he was KIDNAPPED by Mossad, testified at his closed door trial: "I found Vanunu very straightforward about his motives for violating Israel's secrecy laws he explained to me that he believed that both the Israeli and the world public had the right to know about the information he passed on. He seemed to me to be acting ideologically.

    "Israel's political leaders have, he said, consistently lied about Israel's nuclear-weapons programme and he found this unacceptable in a democracy. The knowledge that Vanunu had about Israel's nuclear weapons, about the operations at Dimona, and about security at Dimona could not be of any use to anyone today. He left Dimona in October 1985."

    Vanunu told me: "All the secrets I had were published in 1989 in an important book, by [Nuclear Physicist] Frank Barnaby, “The Invisible Bomb: Nuclear Arms Race in the Middle East."

    http://www.wearewideawake.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=blogcategory&id=21&Itemid=26

  23. Joseph Banks says:

    Interesting perspective. Though do you really think he's a threat? I mean feels like he's a time cap from 1985. Most people would consider 2005 news archaic. Dosen't seem fair.

  24. Tim Read says:

    Yes Boni, by criticizing Israel I can indeed be equated with Arab Nationalism of the Nasser variety and all that goes with it. I mean obviously, who could possibly say that was an absurd leap to make? Nobody would surely dare.

  25. Pretending that criticism of any action of the Israeli government is anti-semitism is pathetic. It's as ludicrous as claiming that anyone who criticises any action of the US government is motivated by an irrational hatred of all Americans. No-one with such irrational views represents all Israelis never mind all Jews. Forward is far more representative of the range of opinion among Israelis and among Jews worldwide than either the Israeli government or this self-styled "Jewish Press".

  26. THANK YOU Duncan and PLEASE listen to Vanunu speak for himself:

  27. In this excerpt V Addresses Israel's Intent RE: Solitary Confinement

  28. This video with V was taped in 2005:

  29. Hi Tim i see you are in UK. Can you please alert The Guardian about the dialogue on this thread and PLEASE also join us at

    http://www.causes.com/Vanunu

  30. I want to say THANKS to The Jewish Press for the opportunity Levik's 'report' provided me to educate with FACTS. Now I want to INVITE all to the FB Cause dedicated to HELP FREE VANUNU and although V left FB in May 2012, the cause has doubled.
    Clearly, the longer Israel denies Vanunu his RIGHT to fade into the world the greater his legend will grow!
    http://www.causes.com/Vanunu

  31. Tim Read says:

    Sure thing, no worries!

  32. John Tyrrell says:

    The threat to humanity of nuclear holocaust is real. Vanunu opposes all states that hold the threat over us. When Israel decided to develop a powerful arsenal – more powerful than anything we have seen – he was acting on behalf of humanity. That's why is has widespread support around the world. No one can deny his courage in withstanding years in confinement and then standing by humanitarian principles denied by the state. He is right, they are wrong and many salute him for maintaining both his principles and his dignity. He speaks for the many while the few continue to pillory him, a story repeated over and over in the Bible.

  33. What is Unite Community?
    THANKS for doing something to HELP FREE Vanunu NOW!!!

  34. Pamela Brown knows it because she donated to Vanunu's USA Trust Fund and received a copy of my 3rd book: "VANUNU'S FREEDOM OF SPEECH TRIAL and MY Life as a Muckraker 2005-2010" and learned many FACTS–and another is the longer Israel denies Vanunu his RIGHT to fade into the world the greater his legend will grow!

    http://www.wearewideawake.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=blogcategory&id=21&Itemid=26

  35. Hey Boni i am still waiting for you to back up your BS and recommend you begin LOOKING in my Internet newspaper which I founded as a Public Service and labor of LOVE after my 1st of 7 trips to BOTH sides of The Wall.

    http://www.wearewideawake.org

  36. THANKS John Tyrrell and as you no doubt know, that in 1987 from Ashkelon prison, Vanunu wrote:

    "The passive acceptance and complacency with regard to the existence of nuclear weapons anywhere on earth is the disease of society today.

    "This struggle is not only a legitimate one – it is a moral, inescapable struggle.

    "Already now there are enough nuclear missiles to destroy the world many times over [and] this issue should unite us all, because that is our real enemy.

    "Is any government qualified and authorized to produce such weapons?"

    http://www.wearewideawake.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=2057&Itemid=246

  37. Where is Adam Levick and WHY is he so silent on what must be the most well read article of his career?
    Maybe he is busy LEARNING some facts here:
    http://www.causes.com/Vanunu

  38. Russell Dunkeld says:

    A voice who refuses to be silenced by prison or slander. Let him go!

  39. Russell Dunkeld says:

    A voice who refuses to be silenced by prison or slander. Let him go!

  40. I am Bradley Manning – I am Mordechai Vanunu – Blow the whistle!

  41. I am Bradley Manning – I am Mordechai Vanunu – Blow the whistle!

  42. Miriam Adams says:

    Since author of this piece, Adam Levick "occupies" the same country as 'hostage' Vanunu, I wonder why the article leads with recycled hasbara from CAMERA instead of a firsthand, authentic interview by said columnist of this worldclass man of courage/conscience, Mordechai Vanunu? However, it is great to see that Israeli hostage, Vanunu is still remembered even by youngsters like Adam who do not remember the tremendous respect that Vanunu's act garnered around the globe.

    State duplicity & ambiguity do not benefit anyone so I hope that Adam Levick decides to follow basic journalism 101 training and meet with Vanunu for an open discussion.

    I will never forget the 20th of April 2004 watching Vanunu exit Shikma after his 18 yrs of torture and isolation in that shinbet prison and 9 more yrs as hostage — may 2014 grant peace and freedom to beloved Vanunu if not this year. Maybe next year Adam will interview Mordechai in celebration of true freedom!

  43. Here is video from 21 April 2004 of Vanunu's few first minutes after emerging from 18 years in a tomb sized cell for telling THE TRUTH and providing the photographic proof of Israel's WMD:

    He asked THEN for the leaders of the World to "END THE SECRET COOPERATION" in Israel's WMD!

    "Vanunu told the world that Israel had developed between one hundred and two hundred atomic bombs [in 1986!] and had gone on to develop neutron bombs and thermonuclear weapons. Enough to destroy the entire Middle East and nobody has done anything about it since."-Peter Hounam, 2003 for the BBC…
    http://www.causes.com/causes/523841-free-mordechai-vanunu/about

  44. Here is video from 21 April 2004 of Vanunu's few first minutes after emerging from 18 years in a tomb sized cell for telling THE TRUTH and providing the photographic proof of Israel's WMD:

    He asked THEN for the leaders of the World to "END THE SECRET COOPERATION" in Israel's WMD!

    "Vanunu told the world that Israel had developed between one hundred and two hundred atomic bombs [in 1986!] and had gone on to develop neutron bombs and thermonuclear weapons. Enough to destroy the entire Middle East and nobody has done anything about it since."-Peter Hounam, 2003 for the BBC…
    http://www.causes.com/causes/523841-free-mordechai-vanunu/about

  45. David Evans says:

    Mr. Levick asks, "In a 2004 interview with Amy Goodman, published at the extremist site CounterPunch, Vanunu accused the Israeli government not only of unjustly imprisoning one man, but of “betraying all of humanity and the world.”.

    Is there really any mystery as to why Vanunu is so admired by the Guardian?"

    Great point, Levick! Israel hundreds of illegal undeclared nukes threaten our world. Thank God for men like Mordechai Vanunu who alert us to this kind of danger.

  46. David Evans says:

    Mr. Levick asks, "In a 2004 interview with Amy Goodman, published at the extremist site CounterPunch, Vanunu accused the Israeli government not only of unjustly imprisoning one man, but of “betraying all of humanity and the world.”.

    Is there really any mystery as to why Vanunu is so admired by the Guardian?"

    Great point, Levick! Israel hundreds of illegal undeclared nukes threaten our world. Thank God for men like Mordechai Vanunu who alert us to this kind of danger.

  47. But WHY is Mr. L–and THE MEDIA still so silent when confronted with so much INJUSTICE against some one who only TOLD THE TRUTH 27 tears ago!

    IF you TWEET -PLEASE TWEET this link
    @CBSEveningNews @NBCNews @ABCWorldNews @cnni @StephenAtHome @TheDailyShow

    http://www.eileenfleming.org/index.php?option=com_easyblog&view=entry&id=30&Itemid=168

  48. Do you TWEET?
    Here's my latest @netanyahu @PresidentPeres @CBSEveningNews @NBCNews @ABCWorldNews @cnni @StephenAtHome @TheDailyShow #VANUNU #WMD
    http://www.eileenfleming.org/index.php?option=com_easyblog&view=entry&id=30&Itemid=168

  49. David Evans says:

    Done, Eileen! Thanks.

  50. Dan Maul says:

    We fought and killed off the Nazi Germans for this kind of treatment. Amazing the ways history likes to repeat itself.

  51. Your statement that Morde "continues to be considered a serious danger to Israeli security owing to the fact that he holds state secrets that have not yet been published and which he reportedly said he would reveal" is completely false.

    Morde is a close personal friend of mine and he has said repeatedly and publicly that he has NO state secrets that he has not published and that he has nothing further to reveal!

    Morde was abducted and imprisoned in 1986. He hasn't been near any secret weapons since well before then. What state-of-the-art secrets about Israel's current nuclear weapons stockpile could he possibly have?

    Morde's revelations were always intended as a service to his fellow Israelis. He was contributing to state security and his ongoing victimisation does nothing to enhance it further.

  52. By the end of this month Vanunu is to hear from "The new interior minister Saar about my Freedom, either end this restriction and let me leave this country, or he will have to cancel my Israel citizenship."

    On April 16, 2013, Vanunu uploaded his 2005 interview with The Council for The National Interest:

    Around 16:30 minutes RE: CNN, ABC, CBS, NBC, NY TIMES, etc, etc who FAILED to report on Israel's WMD and Vanunu's FREEDOM of SPEECH Trial, only God knows how hard I have TRIED, tried, tried to get Big Boy Media to do their job and my latest effort is directed @CBSEveningNews @NBCNews @ABCWorldNews @cnni @StephenAtHome @TheDailyShow.

    http://www.eileenfleming.org/index.php?option=com_easyblog&view=entry&id=30&Itemid=168

  53. Isn't there a fellow — felon in the US who betrayed the US to Israel and the Israelis feel strongly that he be released, that he he has done his time in US prisons. Yet, this same country, Israel, believes it has the right to keep Mordechai forever and a day under prison like restraint?

  54. Do you mean Pollard?
    PLEASE Learn about Congress' Calls for Clemency for Pollard While Ignoring Calls for Freedom for Vanunu:
    http://wearewideawake.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=2303&Itemid=256

  55. Interesting article, but it seems that to the author Vanunu could be antisemitist? Otherwise I don't understand why is so "strange" the interest of the Guardian…

  56. Mary Miguel Kraus says:

    thank you, Eileen, for speaking the truth. It was an honor for me when you signed your last book and sent it to me.
    I know the games that Israel plays and I can say that as a Jew and as a person who reads both sides. Boni, other than dropping in to make a slanderous remark, why are you even here? We get it, you think this is a joke. Boni, find entertainment elsewhere.
    American Jews think and knowing that Judaism means so much to me, I really am hurting by the actions of Israel. When I was young, my Rabbi had an answer for everything. He always invited people to say how they feel. I have a strong foundation in Judaism and what I was taught. I was taught and I know that Eileen is right. You are my angel. Freedom is something that we have because of the Eileens in the world. And we all need to face the truth. And we chose to listen to the truth. We chose to be good people. It is an option but not this far into "the game". thank you, Eileen

  57. Mary Miguel Kraus says:

    thank you, Eileen, for speaking the truth. It was an honor for me when you signed your last book and sent it to me.
    I know the games that Israel plays and I can say that as a Jew and as a person who reads both sides. Boni, other than dropping in to make a slanderous remark, why are you even here? We get it, you think this is a joke. Boni, find entertainment elsewhere.
    American Jews think and knowing that Judaism means so much to me, I really am hurting by the actions of Israel. When I was young, my Rabbi had an answer for everything. He always invited people to say how they feel. I have a strong foundation in Judaism and what I was taught. I was taught and I know that Eileen is right. You are my angel. Freedom is something that we have because of the Eileens in the world. And we all need to face the truth. And we chose to listen to the truth. We chose to be good people. It is an option but not this far into "the game". thank you, Eileen

  58. Jef Vermaere says:

    Vanunu was a prisoner of conscience: in exposing the illegal nuclear program of Israel, he acted as a cosmopolitan citizen, in support of global safety. Israel is simply violating UN-rules on non-prolifiration of nuclear weapons; and doing so it is threatening world peace. Further on Israel violates the human rights of Vanunu as an individual by forbidding him to leave the country. What is left of rule of law in the state of Israel?

  59. Jef Vermaere says:

    Vanunu was a prisoner of conscience: in exposing the illegal nuclear program of Israel, he acted as a cosmopolitan citizen, in support of global safety. Israel is simply violating UN-rules on non-prolifiration of nuclear weapons; and doing so it is threatening world peace. Further on Israel violates the human rights of Vanunu as an individual by forbidding him to leave the country. What is left of rule of law in the state of Israel?

  60. Ward Van Nieuwenbergh says:

    Het blijft wraakroepend dat Israël alle VN-resoluties aan haar laars lapt, en ondertussen de internationale gemeenschap (what's in a name) de andere kant opkijkt.

  61. Florence Eaise says:

    Vanunu is ahero- whistle blowers must be protected! Free Vanunu

  62. David Evans says:

    Exposing truth isn't antiSemitism. It's merely exposing truth.

  63. John Goss says:

    How can anybody imprison a man for telling the truth. It is the bad media that distorts the truth that is culpable in this case, and MOSSAD of course. Secret Services should be abolished world wide. Nearly all the harm in society is caused by them. Pleas let Mordechai, a Christian, come to a Christian country.

  64. Charlie Pottins says:

    Shimon Peres introduced nuclear weapons to the Middle East and ended with a Peace Prize. Vanunu got prison because he warned against this menace and has continued to warn against nuclear weapons in the Middle East, while Israeli leaders are using allegations that Iran has entered the race to step up war threats. Which Israeli was really irresponsible, and who should really deserve the peace prize?

  65. The Guardian's Letter to the Editor that inspired Adam Levick to pen his UN-RESEARCHED and slanderous article only garnered 56 Likes and 12 Tweets, no comments allowed.
    On this thread, at the moment there are 66 FACEBOOK comments-most fact filled and lead to VIDEO of Vanunu-202 'LIKES" and 19 TWEETS.
    My edited TWEET to this article reads as follows– THANKS to all who copy and TWEET it too!
    @netanyahu @PresidentPeres #FACEBOOK comments RE: #Vanunu #ISRAEL #WMD #TRUTH -

    https://twitter.com/wearewideawake

  66. Within days of the announcement for 2009’s Nobel Peace Prize, Vanunu declined the honor in a letter to the Nobel Peace Prize Committee in Oslo:

    "I am asking the committee to remove my name from the nominations…I cannot be part of a list of laureates that includes Simon Peres…Peres established and developed the atomic weapon program in Dimona in Israel…Peres was the man who ordered [my] kidnapping…he continues to oppose my freedom and release…WHAT I WANT IS FREEDOM AND ONLY FREEDOM….FREEDOM AND ONLY FREEDOM I NEED NOW."

    On October 2, 2009, The Washington Times reported that "Obama agrees to keep Israel's nukes secret [and] reaffirmed a 4-decade-old secret understanding that has allowed Israel to keep a nuclear arsenal without opening it to international inspections."

    I was researching and writing an historical fiction when I met Vanunu in 2005. I became a reporter because he told me:

    "President Kennedy tried to stop Israel from building atomic weapons. Prime Minister Ben Guirion said, 'The nuclear reactor is only for peace."

    "Kennedy insisted on an open internal inspection. He wrote letters demanding that Ben Guirion open up the Dimona for inspection.

    "When Johnson became president, he made an agreement with Israel that two senators would come every year to inspect. Before the senators would visit, the Israelis would build a wall to block the underground elevators and stairways. From 1963 to ’69, the senators came, but they never knew about the wall that hid the rest of the Dimona from them.

    "Nixon stopped the inspections and agreed to ignore the situation. As a result, Israel increased production. In 1986, there were over two hundred bombs. Today, they may have enough plutonium for ten bombs a year."

    On April 5, 2009, President Obama stood on the world stage in Prague and admitted, "As the only nuclear power to have used a nuclear weapon, the United States has a moral responsibility to act…When we fail to pursue peace, then it stays forever beyond our grasp. We know the path when we choose fear over hope. To denounce or shrug off a call for cooperation is an easy but also cowardly thing to do. That’s how wars begin. That’s where human progress ends…the voices of peace and progress must be raised together…Human destiny will be what we make of it…Words must mean something."

    27 years ago Vanunu wrote from Ashkelon Prison:

    “The passive acceptance and complacency with regard to the existence of nuclear weapons anywhere on earth is the disease of society today.

    “This struggle is not only a legitimate one – it is a moral, inescapable struggle…no government, not even the most democratic, can force us to live under this threat. No state in the world can offer any kind of security against this menace of a nuclear holocaust, or guarantee to prevent it.

    “Already now there are enough nuclear missiles to destroy the world many times over. This issue should unite us all, because that is our real enemy.

    “Any country, which manufactures and stocks nuclear weapons, is first of all endangering its own citizens. This is why the citizens must confront their government and warn it that it has no right to expose them to this danger. Because, in effect, the citizens are being held hostage by their own government, just as if they have been hijacked and deprived of their freedom and threatened.

    “Indeed, when governments develop nuclear weapons without the consent of their citizens – and this is true in most cases – they are violating the basic rights of their citizens, the basic right not to live under constant threat of annihilation.

    “Is any government qualified and authorized to produce such weapons.”

    In April 1999, thirty-six members of the US House of Representatives signed a letter calling for Mordechai Vanunu's release from prison because they believed "we have a duty to stand up for men and women like Mordechai Vanunu who dare to articulate a brighter vision for humanity."

    President Clinton responded with a public statement expressing concern for Vanunu and the need for Israel and other non-parties to the Non-Proliferation Treaty to adhere to it and accept IAEA safeguards.

    Many voices of peace and progress have been raised over the years and all that has been lacking is the political will to do the right-meaning correct things!

    http://www.eileenfleming.org/

  67. Allan Greene says:

    Israeli government's thugs: HANDS OFF VANUNU! VANUNU IS A BRAVE, HEROIC, COURAGEOUS MAN! HE SHOULD BE FREED AND LEFT IN PEACE! THE REAL THUGS ARE THE ISRAELI GOVERNMENT WITH ITS NUKES AND CRAZED, IRRATIONALIST, NUTCASE GOVERNMENTAL LEADERS!

  68. Adam Levick says:

    I've been silent because I don't take anti-Zionists who promote antisemitic websites seriously. I glanced at your site and noticed you seem to like the hate site 'Veterans Today'. Enough info for me.

  69. Hi again 'The Jewish Press' and Adam Levick! WHY are you so silent when the facts are so clear?
    VANUNU did nothing but TELL THE TRUTH and to this day Israel denies his RIGHT to fade into the world instead of continuing to make history.
    KEEP up with Vanunu on his YouTube Channel and know that by the end of April he is to learn if Israel will let him leave the country, or cancel his Israeli citizenship:

  70. Vanunu'kidnapping was well described in Eric Salerno' book "Mossad base Italia". His case was a little similar to the egyptian imam kidnapping in Milan by Cia average 10 yeras ago. Both cases were free of charge for the authors. Just the second one's italian secret service's responibles are under trail. Americans were graced by president Napolitano …

  71. Thanks for that and did you know that Vanunu told me, "All the secrets I had were published in 1989 in an important book, by [Nuclear Physicist] Frank Barnaby, The Invisible Bomb: Nuclear Arms Race in the Middle East."

    In 1986-7, Barnaby testified at Vanunu's closed door trial, "I found Vanunu very straightforward about his motives for violating Israel's secrecy laws he explained to me that he believed that both the Israeli and the world public had the right to know about the information he passed on. He seemed to me to be acting ideologically.

    "Israel's political leaders have, he said, consistently lied about Israel's nuclear-weapons programme and he found this unacceptable in a democracy. The knowledge that Vanunu had about Israel's nuclear weapons, about the operations at Dimona, and about security at Dimona could not be of any use to anyone today. He left Dimona in October 1985."

    It is way past time for Vanunu to be allowed the right to fly from Tel Aviv.

    It is way past time for Americans to comprehend the depth of US and Israeli Nuclear Deceptions

    http://www.wearewideawake.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=blogcategory&id=21&Itemid=26

  72. Heleen Witte says:

    I admire people like Mordechai Vanunu, because they stand up for justice. He's a hero!

  73. People with a conscience! :-)

  74. PLEASE join and SHARE the International FB Cause dedicated to HELP FREE VANUNU
    http://www.causes.com/Vanunu

  75. Vanunu's rights should not be limited.If he does something unlawful, only in that case he shall be judged by a fair and impartial trial.As long as he doesn't commit any recognizable penal offence, his rights should not be questioned.

  76. Kristian Flem says:

    Is it wrong to expose a lie? Well then go ahead, you certainly won't get any star in my book…

  77. Hi Jewish press. MVJC did the only right thing to do, when he discovered, that his work was a part of making a nuclear bomb. Israel denied having any, but the truth was grusom. I hate nuclear weapons! Just see how much damage the bombs that have been used have done. Free Vanunu 2013!

  78. John Power says:

    Israel is an Illegal Zionist Apartheid State that should not Exist and is in an Occupation of Palestine.Added to that it is Illegalling keeping Mordechai Vanunu prisoner when he has done his prison term that he should not have done in the first place, now they are keeping hime as a prisoner in Israel and wont let him leave. Israel has taken over where the Nazis have stopped and become a Terror Regime. The Eyes of the World are watching you Israel and are keeping up the Boycott of your Goods for the Injustices meted out to the Palestinians and also this man Vanunu.

  79. Paul Frank says:

    Mr. Mordechai Vanunu has lived the values of Judaism, which is more than I can say for this publication. Possibly you should consider a name change? "The Mindless Zionists" would work…

  80. The true threat to the world are the US people who helped Israel develop their nuclear WMD. We [I'm including myself and all US taxpayers] should have never allowed our money to be used in this way. And it continues–abut $6US million per day–or about $8,000 in the two minutes that it took me to write this.

  81. Thanks for that! I add it is US policy that is at the root of what endangers this homeland–blind allegiance to everything Israel desires but blind eyes to war crimes and denial of human rights.
    THE MEDIA is most culpable in keeping Americans un-educated and i am sad to report that although 25 MSM Outlets requested a copy of my latest book-"Vanunu’s WAIT for Liberty: Remembering the USS LIBERTY and MY Life as a Candidate of Conscience for the US HOUSE 2012" NOT ONE has reported on Vanunu's ongoing saga………

    http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/3/prweb10479496.htm

  82. Alex Kant says:

    We are also sending money to Egypt while they are killing Coptic Christians.

  83. As an affiliate of CAMERA, perhaps the author can fill us in oon the details of CAMERAs attempt to clandestinely place its own members on Wikipedias panel of judges overlooking the neutrality and acceptability of info placed in various articles by others. That is until they got caught red-handed.

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